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very easily. >>> author of numerous books on abraham lincoln recalls the four months between president lincoln's election and a number of 1860 to his inauguration in march, 1861. during this time the president was pressured by republicans and democrats throughout the country to maintain the union. it's a little over an hour. >> welcome to the virtual book signing here at the abraham lincoln bookshop as always. i'm daniel weinberg and i am pleased to have you here. it is a lincoln civil war book signing at work. it's a wonderful way for you to build a first edition signed library with all of the books coming out over the next few years in the lincoln bicentennial which is upon us but also the war that follows the heels there are so many books coming out and we are going to try to weed through them and have the authors on the show so you can see the best research going and also you have to weed out others that you don't have to have always. there are too many books out there. >> i say that as a book dealer we adjust them for book signings and that is what distinguishes us. if you are wat
penceble to preserve it. this approach was dictated in lincoln's mind by two assumptions. first lincoln assume that the national government must at all costs remain support of the four slave states within the union. those in light blue. so called loyal border states, delaware, missouri, maryland and especially kentucky top do that, he believed, the republicans must not an antagonize those states politically powerful slave holders. antagonize them by interfering with slavery in the succeeding states at least not interfering with them anymore than necessary. lincoln was sure that if he did otherwise the slave holders would pick up and leave as well. second lincoln assumes that only a small minority in the succeeding states really support succession. he and other republicans believe that the great majority of white southerners in the confederacy. slave holders and nonslave holders alike. loyal abiding citizens who had been tricked in to suck us is suggestion by a minority of extremists. leaving slavery alone would hopefully, win them back in to the union. that is the expectations. but afte
lincoln noted in the his first inaugural address that, quote: one section of our country believes slavery is right and ought to be extended while the other believes it is wrong b and ought to be extended -- sorry, and ought not to be extended, and this is the only substantial dispute, period. closed quote. the president of the confederate states of america, jefferson davis, reminded his congress in 1861 these are his words: the labor of african slaves was and is indispensable to our prosperity so that with interests of such overwhelming magnitude imperilled by the election to the presidency of an anti-slavery man by abraham lincoln, he meant, the people of the southern states were driven to the adoption of some course of action to avert the danger with which they were openly menaced. and that course of action, of course, was leaving the federal union. davis was not overstating the stakes for him if his fellow -- for him and his fellow slave owners, the more than 12 million souls who resided in the southern states in 1860. nearly one out of three of those people was enslaved, was owned out
on the first lady's. the body of knowledge on lincoln pretty much everything that could be written probably has been. the greatest historian says been years poring through the letters and the evidence to produce this book on lincoln of this book and the hundreds of books on washington. so my problem is, why not look at the person that new them the best, the first lady because historians have largely ignored the role of the first lady as the largely ignored the mistresses and shipping the man. tend to be older man, educated in a certain way. most historians, as i always say, were not educated in matters of the heart. studying the first lady, the first thing thomas jefferson did after spending 17 days cooped up in of lost outside a philadelphia writing the declaration of independence, the first thing he did is he went shopping for market, his wife. he mr. she was pregnant. she had had a miscarriage. he bought her some gloves. then he begged off from serving for the rest of the summer so he could go home to be with his wife. every winter of the revolutionary war. suffering through the freezing wea
not always work out well for vice presidents. in 1865, lincoln's second term, that's significant speech will remember -- that magnificent speech, healing speech -- his vice president was ander johnsorew johnson. affusion ticket in 1864 -- a fusion ticket in 1864. johnson arrived with the flu. he gave, for what it was all accounts, a completely inebriated address. lincoln was mortified. it said the public image -- set the public image of andrew johnson. another disastrous vice- presidential inaugural address was calvin coolidge's. he used that opportunity to state and how the filibuster should be done away with. president roosevelt's second inauguration, that is when the congress started before the president. now presidents and vice presidents began to be sworn outside of the steps. there was one exception in the long tradition of inauguration's being held in the capital. that was in 1945, when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. he was the only president of united states to serve more than two terms. his third inauguration was of the capital. his fourth one was in t
have to pick one item it may be this the famed lincoln bible the actual one touched by the hands of lincoln and barack obama. >> this bibe is as ordinary as it could possibly be. it is family bible printed by ox nard university press. it is a little dressed up because it is a family bible but it is a very ordinary 19th century bible until lincoln put his hands on it. >> but he didn't keep it. it got to the library of congress which will be on display for a few weeks next to lincoln's inaugural address. if you would like to see the lincoln bible you can do so for a limited time. it will go on display two days after the inauguration. next wednesday at the library of congress. it will remain on display until february 18 which is president's day. as far as the exhibit here at the museum it only runs through january 27. >> very nice. thank you so much. coming up here at 5:00, a big comeback at the box office. we're going to hear what arch campbell thinks about arnold schwarzenegger's comeback. >> the man accused of killing his girlfriend and his young
to be a hoax. >>> president obama will take the oath of office uses president lincoln's bible. we got our hands on this historic artifact today. >>> toll? what millions. rv.a27 >>> right now it's just cold rain. >>> dozens of vdot trucks have been out since 3:00, preteething the highway as a precaution. let's check in with doug on what the conditions are expected to be tonight. >> they're going to change over to snow, most likely one the next hour or so. this is into spotsylvania county, only about 15 miles away from fredericksburg. they do have? snow. you can see it starting to coat at least some of the decks in the road. they'll continue to see that through the rest of the evening hours. this is the only area that will see accumulating snow. you notice that a lot of this is starting to tang into snow. that's what we'll continue to see overnight. once again not a big deal. i think the roads should be fine. southern maryland, the roads should stay fine, temperatures have been well above freezing through out much of the day. we'll talk much more about this. in just a minute. >> doug, thank you,
? there are too many -- >> yeah. well, ed, why don't you talk about lincoln's second inaugural and the fact nobody thought that was a big deal. >> yeah, if you go back and read the press, the inaugural speech considered the greatest in american history now that we actually study and there's very few we do, lincoln's second inaugural, binding up the wounds of the nation and so forth. the response at the time was what was that? what's he actually going to do with the south now? >> yeah, what kind of program is that? >> how did we get to -- how did we get to a tradition of having poets? it seems like every inaugural we have a poet. >> it's not a tradition. >> john f. kennedy was the first one. >> robert frost in 1961. >> in our lifetimes, don. >> our lifetimes. >> not yours, but ours. >> yeah, you're right. that was pretty close. i started thinking about that ever since -- when maya angelou gave her poem. and i was like, when did we start --. >> it's a great tradition. i think the only thing better would be having a historian. >> or three historians. >> we do mythology at inauguration and created a m
hands used on two bibles, one used by president lincoln and one used by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. he the president added the bible used by dr. king because the inal railing falls on his birthday. >> i like the fact that he paired that with president lincoln, the man who abolished slavery and the man who fought for civil rights. >> reporter: 1.6 million people jammed into the mall. this time, about 900,000 are expected and getting around is not easy. >> particularly, you know, people have to go in order to get to their home, they had to go to the beltway and i don't think it's good. >> reporter: crews are taking stems to protect six and a half ache israel of new grass on the mall and barricades are going up all over the city. >> that's a celebration of america, the democratic process. whatever pain occurs with that is part of what goes with that. >> reporter: during the inauguration ceremony, beyonci will sing the national anthem, kelly clarkson will performing and james taylor will singamerica the beautiful >>> the fox 5 morning team kicks off the coverage bright and ear
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
to touch lincoln's bible. >>> we have got fog this morning -- just kidding. that was last sunday. no fogfest here. did i trick you, chuck? >> don't scare me. we have been baby sitting the forecast very carefully with everybody coming into town, and with the fog bank last week i don't want to hear the word "fog" for a while. and for early morning joggers and walkers and people heading out to the services, temperatures are in the 30s near 40 degrees, and very mild by january standards. and a breeze has windchills in the low to mid-30s, and there's a touch of bundle up factor and not all that cold. and up in the low 50s for a time today, we will see clouds on the increase and it's going to be a breezy day today. cold front number one, that will be the breeze and the beginning of the cooldown. how much cooler? may see snow flurries on the parade tomorrow ahead of the true arctic air. our coldest air in more than two years coming our way for the rest of the week coming up. >>> right now, getting around the district is not difficult but that will change in the next 24 hours. here is a
, richard nixon, to eisenhower, fdr, woodrow wilson, william mckinley, ulysses s. grant, abraham lincoln, anger jackson, james monroe, james madison, thomas jefferson, and george washington. down on the national mall where the crowds are gathering, we have a reporter in the middle of everything. >> right from a capital, in the middle of the national mall, three ladies with us and make the journey to this and operation. >> i am gloria, from seattle. >> michelle, new york. >> marion, pennsylvania. >> you decided to meet here. >> we are all three sisters. >> why did you decide to come to washington for the 57 and operation? >> i think we regretted not being here quarter years ago. we decided we would not miss it this time around. >> we never thought about it or we did not think it is possible to come altogether. >> how did this all happened? how did each of you get here? >> i drove up from pennsylvania. >> i flew in. >> gives me an average cost of how much this will come to, the bill to be here in washington and to stay overnight. >> probably over $2,000. hotel're able to find a and do all
area also includes around the reflecting pool and the lincoln memorial and several blocks to franklin and mcpherson square. if you are coming monday morning, get here early and have a plan. reporting live, john gonzalez abc 7 news. >> thousands of national guard soldiers and airmen from 25 states and territories arriving in d.c. today to help with the security and some of the other duties during the inauguration. they will be processed at the d.c. armory this morning. the 6000 strong force will help with traffic controls, cladistics, crowd management and other areas. stay with abc 7 for complete coverage of the inauguration. you will find lots of information on our website wjla.com. all you have to do is click on the inauguration of 2013 tab. >> d.c. residents are voicing their opposition to a school closure plant protesters. rallied thursday outside school chancellor kaya henderson's house. they want a moratorium on the closures which will affect 2500 students. the district plans to close 15 schools with low attendance. the students will have to transfer to neighboring schools. ander
bibles for the public swearing in ceremony. this one is president abraham lincoln's bible when he was sworn in, in 1861. he will use martin luther king jr. personal bible. it has extra significance in this inauguration because it's happening on the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. in the first inauguration, the president used the lincoln bible as well. martin luther king jr.'s bible, it was his traveling bible when he would go places to make speeches. he would take that bible with him. he'd be able to study from that bible and pull verses if he wanted to insert things into speeches. >> how is that having your hand on the bible used by lincoln and martin luther king jr. >> absolutely. >> the first family observed martin luther king jr. day on saturday with a day of service, of course. >> with thousands of others. >>> if you're planning to go to the national mall, plan on leaving plenty of extra time. >> you're going to need it. security will be tight for everybody downtown for the event. news 4's megan mcgrath li
address in history is the second inaugural address which is lincoln which some people say surpasses the gettysburg address. it's the best lay sermon no history. >> and dr. jill bide ep is accompanied by honey alexander, the wife of senator lamar alexander. and by debby boehner, wife of house speaker john boehner. sorry to interrupt you there. >> more recently, you may disagree with the content and the tone but no one will dispute the fact that george w. bush was aiming for the bleachers with his second inaugural with what he called his freedom speech which is -- in terms of projecting american force, moral and military around the world in the wake of 9/11 and the doctrine of preemptive military action. >> you knows the reference to lincoln, we talk about being in a divided america now. in many ways we are politically. but you think about lincoln and that inauguration, both of his, it was a different level. >> different level all together. he is involved in the conflict where half a million people would be killed, the end of channeled slavery. a lot is at stake. we're fighting now bu
one. >> of course, there was lincoln's second inaugural where he talked about the wounds of the nation. we know that the president has been working on this president for weeks and major garrett, our chief white house correspondent, is at the white house this morning with a little bit of insight on what we might hear today. >> well, good morning, scott. those closest to the president tell us this speech is in the moment and it's going to talk, they hope, credibly, believably about responsibilities ahead. and the prospect for not only bipartisan compromise, and things that didn't seem achievable four years ago. it might be worth reminding us ourselves how the president ended first inaugural address four years ago. scott, the president talked about america being in the midst of a winter of our hardship and he urged the nation to brave icy currents and to endure whatever storms may come. there was a sense of forboding then, a sense of crisis, both economic and otherwise, that white house advisers that he feels is no longer as present now as it was then. so that's part of the optimistic not
and the -- in the atrocity of abortion and it should be as important as, you know, slavery was back in lincoln's time. it's the right of everyone to have life and liberty and these unborn babies across the country are being killed and we have a pro-life charity, saveunbornlives.org and we're trying to call to attention to look at these innocent little ones and offer hope to a abortion-mined women to choose life. i hope you get someone to speak on this issue because over 50% are pro life americans now and that should be the number one topic we should be talking about a personhood amendment just like lincoln talked about freing the slaves in his amendment. host: we'll be talking about the ageneral ka for the second term coming up in our last half of "the washington journal" this morning and we'll talk about, could there be another contraception fight like there was during the first term but you mentioned roe v. wade. that's the front page of the "washington times" this morning, abortion battle rages 40 years of row decision. protest planned in washington. more than one million abortions are performed each
with the president to ask him favors or get their appointments and, of course, that didn't change with lincoln. changed after garfield who was assassinated but the ranks have really closed around the presidency, really hard to get to him. has that had an affect on the role of the president over the past century? >> that's a great question. first of all, the white house itself was open. up until the of world war ii in europe, people could have picnics on the white house lawn. >> right. >> before then people would stroll into the white house. the president would bump into someone at the white house. people would come and ask the president for jobs. after pearl harbor, that's when the security apparatus goes up around the president. but the other thing to mention is what we're using right now, the power of television. what he will vision has done is in one sense made it more intimate with the president but also created a certain distance as well. >> you know, steve, with he talk about george washington, abraham lincoln, i always put grant in the underappreciated category. there were a lot of clun
goodwin later on. what is the chance he doesn't quote lincoln's second inaugural? >> i would be shocked if lincoln is not quoted. i would be shocked if specific issues aren't mentioned. that doesn't mean he isn't going to talk about newtown. but as far as talking about guns and gun control, he's got a state of the union in three weeks. advisers continue to remind us of that. hey, this is not a laundry list of things he wants to get done. yes, he has a small window. i think savannah is right, i think we'll be able to judge by the fourth of july of this year, has he gotten one of his gun proposals passed through congress, is immigration done? all of those things, if he can get them done, probably need to get done by the summer. but today's speech knot for that. that's that state of the union which takes place in three weeks. >> all right. chuck todd in front of reviewing stand. we want to show you, especially those just joining us the kind of calendar of events, the schedule upcoming. right now, the president is hosting congressional leaders inside the white house for a kind of traditiona
figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. it is also a reminder for me that this country has gone through tough times before but we always come out on the other side. we're constantly perfecting our union and making it more fair. we want everybody to have a fair shot in this country. if you work hard, you can make it. regardless of where you come from or what you look like. it is probably the most important thing to keep in mind when you are president of the united states. i will uphold my oath of office at the same time letting me remind people of the sacrifices of the past. from the presidential inaugural committee host: first lady michelle obama just turned 49 last week. she will have a big role during the next couple of days. here is take twe
to the lincoln circle and over to constitution avenue and independence avenue from 23rd to 7th street, how to enter the national mall, constitution avenue at 7th, 9th and 12th, end ens avenue at -- independence avenue at 7th and 12th. again, just a few options for you on the major thoroughfares but i'm going to tell you that many, many roads are already closed or if they are not closed right now, they will be shortly. let's take you outside live and show what you it looks like. volumes are light. it is a holiday but a lot of people still trying to get into the district. here in springfield i think you'll be okay once you're on 395 heading to the 14th street bridge. hov lanes will close at 5:30 this morning and as you travel on the 14th street bridge, you'll be diverted on to the southeast-southwest freeway. so lots to consider this morning. and of course i'll keep you posted on all of it. back to you, andrea and mike. >> monika, thank you. >>> president obama will be sworn in again in a public ceremony on the steps of the capitol. this will be the second ceremony for him. >> that's because
in the same spot that history was made. >> we're at the steps of the lincoln memory youm. >> the fifth graders were in final rehearsal. ♪ for the nineth year the whole school was getting ready by singing songs and reciting his "i have a dream" speech. >> one day this nation will rise up. >> i have a dream that little black boys and black girls -- >> he really likes this. >> it has so much symbolism and it is a nice way to celebrate martin luther king's birthday. >> the kids look forward to it every year. >> people have been free from, you know, segregation but we're really not free because there is still hate in the world and stuff. ♪ >> perhaps that is part of the dream too for these kids, a chance to rise above hate in the company of great men. it was 150 years ago that lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and 50 years ago from martin luther king's speech. a big day. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that sam. that is going to do it for us. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.
, of course, lincoln's with malice toward none, with charity for all. speechwriters say that the challenge for president obama will be to be short, focused and inspirational. >> the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small but whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. >> that's what his presidency is all about. >> reporter: the question for his second inaugural is whether he can unite america around that idea. >> if we refuse to let this journey end. >> reporter: bruce leshan, wusa9. >> with the congress and president still arguing about how to pay our debts and renew america, the stakes for the second inaugural are perhaps as high as they were the first time around. >>> president obama apparently getting ready to get down this inauguration. he is releasing a play list with tracks performed by artist who will be taking part in the festivities including songs by stevie wonder, bee yawn say, usher and more. we've made it -- beyonce, usher and more. we've made it easy for y
'll be a better place. >> reporter: today the president was sworn in on the bible used by abraham lincoln in the white house. tomorrow martin luther king's bible that accompanied him on marches, in jail cells, through times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch came from dallas, texas, to be here. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i was a precinct chair. i have problems walking, but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> reporter: and you don't have to let anything stop you either. even if you don't have a ticket, you can come down to the mall and stand between 4th and 14th streets
, capital south, union station, even foggy bottom if you want to be down by the lincoln memorial. remember about metro, you really shouldn't transfer tomorrow if you don't have to. there's going to be limited parking at end of the line stations and metro opens at 4:00 a.m. and running until 2:00 a.m. let's take a look at driving. obviously, as we said, that's going to be a problem. but all the bridges are going to be open except the memorial bridge. that's the bridge that you really want to avoid tomorrow. you won't be able to get across with your car. one of the most popular ways to get to the national mall might be biking, taking your bike. the d.c. department of transportation will be setting up a bike parking area for hundreds of bikes at 16th and i northwest and two bike corrals for the capital bike share bikes at 17th and k and the other at 12th and independent southwest. >> for all road closures and travel information, go to our website and click on our locals guide and send us your tweets and pictures from the inaugural parade. use the hash tag inaugurationd.c. for twitter. >>> pol
of the inauguration the library of congress has president lincoln's bible on display. one of two he'll use as a swearing in ceremony for a second term. >>> president truman used the bibles for his swearing in 1949. his was the first inauguration televised. the men we met today didn't have to watch it on tv. they lived it. here's fox 5's beth parker. h p >> reporter: these three guys have stories to tell. they didn't just witness history they were part of it. >> we were there because we had to be there. e there. >> reporter: they joke a lot but this was serious business. in 1949 gray parks and scott shipe were west point cadets. they took a train to union station for president truman's inauguration and marched in the parade. >> it was an honor to be in the parade as far as i was concerned. >> reporter: jim upp was a 16- year-old d.c. boy scout assigned the duty of lining the inaugural parade route. >> you had the best view of the parade as it came by. >> reporter: it is interesting all three of these men who participated in the 1949 inauguration are now neighbors. they all live here at the
to be photographed. during lincoln's second inaugural was the first to have african americans to take part. president george w. bush became the nation's 43rd president on january 20, 2001 after defeating al gore that ended in a supreme court decision in december of that year. the enaugust ration was attended by 3,000 people. this is about a 15 minutes. [applause] >> are you ready to take the oath? i, george walker bush do solemnly swear, that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. so help me god. congratulations. [applause] ♪ [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, george w. bush. [applause] >> president clinton, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, the peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. with a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. as i begin, i thank president clinton for his service to our nation. [applause] and i thank vice president gore for a contest co
republicans elected a white house screening of "lincoln" last month. had mitch mcconnell, john boehner, lamar alexander attended, they were all invited, they would have joined not only nancy pelosi, harry reid but steven spielberg, tommy lee jones. as tip o'neill famously said about his political foe, ronald reagan, love the sinner. hate the sin. when president reagan would invite the speaker, tip o'neill over to the white house for drinks and raise a glass to one another. there's no shortage of parties planned around inauguration 2013. here is hoping it spills over to the next four years and both sides of the aisle make a move to be more social and more civil. and, hence, more productive. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz, starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome "the ed show" from new york. republicans are raising the white flag. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> the republican game of chicken is over. eric cantore proposes a three-mo
their sauerkraut. >> they were invited to a screening of "lincoln," apparently at the very last minute -- >> nobody's perfect. >> i would think when the president invites you to see a movie at the white house, you might want to go. maybe if you were disagreeable in nature, not fun and quite frankly not interested in getting anywhere on spending, maybe you would decline. look at the president. why don't i play that sound bite again, no matter what you think of his ideologically, joe, wouldn't you want to have a beer with that guy or a beer with mitch mcconnell. >> you keep interrupting. >> we should get a jar. >> should get a jar. he's a likable guy. we spent time with him. i like him an awful lot. he's ae's a likable guy. he hasn't reached out to republicans and he hasn't reached out a lot. when he reached out, they haven't come. he said his daughters don't want to spend that much time with him. he will have a lot of time to play cards. >> get merlot. >> cigarettes. will the president let them smoke? >> coming up. arianna huffington and nbc director chuck todd and "washington post," eugene robinso
. and then another. and then another. he gave them a quick -- a completely inebriated inaugural address. lincoln was mortified. i unfortunately for johnson, it sets a public image of the andrew johnson. another burly disastrous vice- presidential inaugural address was calvin coolidge as vice- president. he used his address to tell the senate how they should operate. it set him off on a bad -- starting in 1937, that is when the congress started before the president. now president and vice presidents are sworn outside on the steps. the vice president lost his chance to give an inaugural address. there was one exception in that long tradition of the inauguration speech tell that the capital. that was in 1945 when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. franklin roosevelt, his third inauguration was done at the capitol, but his fourth one was in the middle of world war ii. he felt this was not the inopportune time to have an elaborate inauguration. he decided on his own to move the inauguration to the south front of the capital. the joint committee was not happy with that decision.
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
. this was a crisis in 1861 when lincoln was elected and he couldn't respond to the cessation of the southern states. another was in 1933. roosevelt, the depression going on roosevelt could do nothing to respond. hoover was the lame duck president. it was decided to move it up to january so the new president could respond more quickly to a crisis. >> if it's on sunday january 20th do they have to move it? >> the constitution says the president must take the oath of office at noon on january 20th. that's been the tradition. back in the 19th sentry they moved it a day. now the president takes the oath on the 20th which is sunday and takes it again publicly on the 21st. the constitution requires that it is done on the 20th. >> and president obama being sworn in this year on martin luther king day, the significance of that? >> a lot of tremendous symbolism here. first of all he's using martin luther king's bible and the lincoln bible. we're talking about lincoln with the movie. this is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. there is a monument to dr. king. 50
fight a civil war and finish the dome. president lincoln said if the people see the congress -- see the capitol going on, it is a sign that we spend the union -- we intend the union shall go on. so congress found the money, came together, were able to, obviously, complete the capitol dome, and senator schumer selected this theme knowing we have challenges we face as a country now. but if we look back at what we accomplished 150 years ago, we can find faith in america's future that we can overcome these obstacles again. so this is a theme that will be in some of the program materials that are districted to folks who come -- distributed the to folks who come to the capitol, and you'll see it in various elements throughout the program. the day for our committee really begins at 9:00 when the members head to the white house for a coffee and tea with the president. senator mcconnell also joins that group. from there there's a coffee with the president, the vice president, the first lady and dr. biden as well. then everyone begins to make their way back to the capitol at about 10 or 10:30
have to take tough votes in a few states. >> stephanie: i found myself thinking of the movie "lincoln," when the president said this will only happen if the american people want it. and i refuse to give in. that's what they said about the amendment that lincoln was trying to get passed right? >> i think moral and fiber and character of people in lincoln's time was probably a little bit higher than speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell. so i hope speaker boehner does the right thing and opens it up to a vote. if the nra has bought their power anywhere it's in the house of representative. >> i'm just going to open up a bottle of bourbon. [ glugging sound ] >> stephanie: i was hoping yesterday that he would say he loves sydney allen wade. but he didn't. >> but he'll drink to sand. >> stephanie: exactly. let's do rush limbaugh. >> been watching the -- the -- the children as human shields -- >> oh, shut up. >> that is now going on at the white house. by these guys were somber you would have thought that eulogies -- [ mumbling ] -- worked with this guy 27 hours a day. presi
will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> coming up on kron4 morning news. thousands of people will get to have moon bay this weekend to watch the pros compete in the mavericks' international surfing contest. >> the australian summer is heating up, making it tougher firefighters to battle these raging wildfires. >> we are learning more about the bay area's first flute related deaths of the season. santa clara county health officials say that the victim was 98 years old. she died earlier this month. she also suffered from a variety of other chronic illnesses, including pneumonia. there have now been five reported flu deaths in the state. health officials say that the worst may still become periods >> more red county is scheduled to hold a second gun buyback next week. that's even though the county ran out of money during the first one. on to say, more than $40,000 was given out to people turning in guns. when they ran out of money, o turned out to vouchers, which they hope to pay back within the out to vouchers, which they hope to pay back with
. >> governor could i interject. the father of the republican party abraham lincoln, do you believe if he poll tested amonghe american people and asked if you are willing to have a major battle in which brother kills brother and father kills son in order to free the slaves would you fight a fight for that. the poll would have come back in the united states about 80-20 no . i believe that leaders have a responsibility to lead on the moral authority and lead the country in the right direction and let the chips fall where they may. >> will the house come together? there is division about the republicans taking a hard line and negotiating compromise. congressman stockman. >> my good friend matt stated we came back from a gathering in williamsburg. i believe and matt believes we are willing to shut the government down. we'll not do the game of going back and forth to t white house and congress . not say anything. we'll stand up stop the none sense. >> do you feel that the house republicans will stick together on this? >> i believe just like we have in the past had to stand up with the difficult sit
, four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln served his single term in congress, and john quincy adams, the only former president to return to serve in the house spoke out against slavery. today we also remember in event that took place outside the building but reverberated within. this year marks the 50th anniversary of the reverend r. luther king junior's march on washington, which spurred passage of the historic civil rights laws. we are honored to have with us a colleague, congressman john lewis, a speaker at that historic march. [applause] ongressman lewis' life exemplifies the courage and sacrifice that has made our nation great. please stand and take about what so we can all recognize you. [applause] -- take a bow so that we can all srecognize you. behind us, the painting we have chosen for this luncheon is at niagara falls. 6.is was painted in 1850 sike for me, niagara falls never fails to inspire a tremendous all of the natural beauty of our country. then and now, the mighty falls symbolize the grandeur, power, and possibility of america. i want to thank
lincoln. it is the right of everyone to have life and liberty. these unborn babies across the country are being killed. we have a pro-life charity and we are trying to call to attention a look at these innocent little ones and an urge for these women to choose life. over 50% of americans are pro- life now, that should be the number-one topic. you should be talking about a personhood amendment, just like lincoln talked about freeing the slaves. host: we will be talking about the agenda for the second term in the last half of "washington journal" this morning. we will talk about whether there could be another contraception fight like in the first term. the front page of "the washington times" this morning is on the abortion battle. an estimated total of 54 million pregnancies have been terminated since 1973, but the moral and political question around it remains on settled, when the supreme court issued its decision so many years ago. in a last hour we will be talking to a writer for "vanity fair." he will be talking about the women behind roe v. wade and we will be talking about that d
's birthday. today fifth graders recited his most famous speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and the true meaning dr we hold these truthing to be self-evident. >> black men, white men jews, jent aisles, property assistants and catholics will join hands and sing in the worlds of the old negro spiritual. >> free at lath, free at last. thank god almighty we're free at last. >> they've been reciting the speech for more than 15 years. >>> still ahead here on "news4 at 5," there's a pornography scandal. >> someone attacked an elderly work in the groceries store. >> the flu reaches epidemic levels. >>> and a >>> automatic update. hov restrictions have been lifted on i-270 northbound and the spur because of the major backups between montrose and old georgetown roads. you're looking at a live look. we're told this extends from a police incident in the area. it has caused some major traffic problems coming from the american legion bridge as well as from georgia avenue. >> it happened earlier this week. the video shows the victim ready
lincoln. >> he may take the oath of office this morning but his second term began yesterday. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> chief justice john roberts swore him in, in this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take the oath of office. >> news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the mall for us this morning. megan, good morning
on memorial today. fox ever -- lincoln memorial today. fox 5's photojournalist steve jones was there today. >> but 100 years later the negro still is not free. >> it does make the speech fun because you get to learn about all the people who made your life better. >> soldiers have come fresh from their jail cells. >> and some of you have come from areas where a quest, quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. >> lots of them came from areas where they wanted to be free, but the people got in their way. >> let freedom ring from the snow capped rockies of colorado. >> let freedom ring from the courageous vaults of california. >> but not only that. let freedom ring from the stone mountains of georgia. >> is in so important for the kids to -- this is so important for the kids to really know their history and why they go to the schools that they go to. >> it was really inspiring to do it because i know that a great man once said these words. >> and when this happens when we allow freedom to ring. when we allow it to ring from
off the stage. >> and just enjoyed killing kennedy as much as killing lyincol lincoln. as a former social studies teacher, i marvel at how alive you make them. and the tip of the day. we the people love nature. we like to hunt and fish hike and camp that kind of stuff. but, be very careful. >> oh my gosh! oh, baby, get he him, baby, oh! oh! oh hold on, baby, hold on! hold on, oh! >> jaws 5. that first was a tar pin, went up and got him. he wasn't fishing. the tar pin got away and most likely yucking it up with his friends. if you're in the water, on the water, in the forest, be ultra aware of what's going onment one time i was snorkeling in the bahamas all of a sudden 200 yards out to sea, head today cuba without a visa, a current got me and i'm a big guy. and right out of there! i was lucky somebody picked me up in a boat or i'd still be in the caribbean. underwater, always nature is
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